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A breath of fresh air: How three disused industrial areas became beautiful parks

New York City's High Line is one example of how cities around the world are transforming former industrial sites. Image: REUTERS/John Schults

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New York City’s High Line is a former rail line to deliver food across the city. Image: High Line
Today, the High Line park runs for 2.4 km above the streets of New York. Image: Reuters/Mike Segar
For 50 years, Tel Aviv's Hiriya landfill was the dumping ground for much of the country’s waste. Image: Reuters/Gil Cohen Magen
Today, Hiriya has become Ariel Sharon Park, with art exhibitions like this one made of recycled materials. Image: Reuters/Nir Elias
Westpark Bochum before its transformation to parkland. Image: Regionalverband Ruhr
Today, Westpark Bochum is part of the Emscher Landscape Park. Image: Regionalverband Ruhr

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